The last few days it seems like life is conspiring against my training aspirations. Monday morning I woke up very excited to get in a run after not running all weekend but then I spoke with Adam.
You may remember that our master bedroom and bathroom are open concept.
(^pls excuse the unmade bed and light switch that is missing a face plate.)
We love the open concept, it was actually a top selling point of the house. However, on week days I get up about two hours before Adam does, and what we discovered Monday morning is that when I’m getting ready I make a lot of noise and it wakes him up prematurely.
So, after work on Monday instead of heading down to the beach for a run, we headed to IKEA so that I could buy a desk that could also function as makeup vanity for the office.
We have two other bathrooms beside the master bathroom in the house, but the previous owners weren’t big fans of counter space. The other two bathrooms have ZERO counter space, and instead just have free standing sinks.
We’re going to renovate both bathrooms and add traditional sinks and vanities, but those are projects that are still a couple of weeks out. Until then it was easier just to buy a desk that could be assembled quickly and easily.
The office is one of the things I’m most excited to decorate, but that probably won’t happen until January. First things first, I need to find my monitor. It may have gotten lost in the move… aka I may have lost it so I have an excuse to buy a new, nicer one :).
So the IKEA trip happened Monday after work, which means yesterday after work I was chomping at the bit to get out for a run. I left the office suuuuuuuper excited, and then… I sat in traffic for 2.5 hours.
I didn’t get home until 8:35pm and by that time I was too frustrated/hungry/tired to go running. I decided it would be more productive if I just went inside, ate some dinner and did some small work around the house.
TODAY I WILL GO RUNNING, NOTHING CAN STOP ME!
I’m trying not to freak out too much about not having run for the last five days. I’m still plenty of weeks out from the race for this to be an issue, I have a good running base and I’m not shooting for a PR.
It’s still hard not to feel a bit crazed about not running. It’s just such a normal part of my daily routine to miss it feels incredibly odd. It’s totally throwing me off!
Now for a couple of totally random bits…
The other day at Target I was looking for some inexpensive but nice face illuminator. Now that I am 30 and also a homeowner I have dark circles under my eyes and other signs of general tiredness written all over my face :).
I found this illuminating palette from Elf which was only like $6 but it’s so pretty! The colors are very pigmented and long lasting. Good job, Elf. (They’re cruelty free too).
And for any Cecil fans out there, the king is doing quite well in his new castle.
He’s not really used to the two story situation yet. Sometimes when Adam and I are upstairs and he’s downstairs (or vice versa) I’ll hear him crying, but I’m sure he’ll get used to it soon. Every day he seems a lot more confident!
I hope that your week has been off to a great start. Cross your fingers for me that I am able to put up a RUNNING POST tomorrow!
Best part of your week so far?
What’s the longest your commute for work has ever taken you?